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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 23' North, Longitude: 93° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.53 meters/second, 1668.7 km/hour, 1036.9 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.95 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.1"5.21 miwest0° 23' 29.9"26.91 minorth27.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 19' South, Longitude: 146° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.42 meters/second, 1571.1 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.27 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 26' 36.8"976.16 miwest0° 09' 08.5"10.48 minorth976.49 mi
24 hours13° 12' 47.3"893.02 mieast3° 59' 06.4"273.92 minorth939.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:20 PM599 km372 miles323 nmSoutheast SE
San SalvadorWed 12:20 PM1353 km841 miles731 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseWed 12:20 PM1367 km850 miles738 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 12:20 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaWed 12:20 PM1369 km850 miles739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 12:20 PM1401 km871 miles757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaWed 12:20 PM1486 km923 miles802 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilWed 1:20 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoWed 12:20 PM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoWed 1:20 PM1736 km1079 miles937 nmEast E
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